SiriusXM will present The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at NYCB Theatre at Westbury.
The group’s set list will feature music off their latest Christmas album, Rockin’ Rudolph, plus music from their three previous best-selling holiday albums, as well as original material from Setzer.
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and three-time Grammy-award-winner, Setzer is a “musician’s musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the ’80s and swing in the ’90s).
Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder and leader of the Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist.
Setzer is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists. He has a best-selling, extensive line of Gretsch signature model guitarists, as well as a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name.
Setzer appeared in the 1987 film, “La Bamba,” portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, he earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons,” alongside Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Tom Petty. That same year, Setzer was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2014, Setzer received the honor of being asked to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of musical instruments at the museum including Dizzy Gillespie’s trumpet and John Coltrane’s saxophone.
Kick off the holiday season at this high-energy and entertaining show.
For tickets, go to www.thetheatreatwestbury.com or call 516-247-5211.
The Theatre at Westbury is located at 960 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury.